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QE2 at 50: A Photographic Celebration (slipcased ed)

By Chris Frame, Rachelle Cross

9780750970297

ISBN: 9780750970297

Published: 03-08-2017


QE2 at 50: A Photographic Celebration (slipcased ed)

By Chris Frame, Rachelle Cross

ISBN: 9780750970297

Published: 03-08-2017

About This Book

Fifty years ago the last British built transatlantic liner was launched. Christened by HM The Queen on 20 September 1967, the 963ft-long vessel was named Queen Elizabeth 2. By the end of that same day, she was already known by her famous nickname: QE2. Fast, smart and sleek, QE2 sailed over 5.6 million miles and carried more than 2.5 million passengers during a magnificent 39 1/2 year career. Put simply, she carried more people further than any ship before her and remains the longest-serving express liner in history. Through words penned by passionate QE2 travellers and with tribute stories from captains, crew and guests, a wide selection of carefully selected photographs bring this wonderful ship to life.

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